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Dec. 15, 2020

When social science and art collide

How two MSU history students helped bring the Broad's latest exhibit to life

When the social sciences and the arts collide, magic happens. The Eli and Edith Broad Art Museum's most recent exhibit, "InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile," is a perfect example. Combining original art pieces with historical documents, the exhibit explores the cultural significance of cars and travel — all with the help of two history Ph.D. students, Dani Willcutt and Nick Sly. 

Wilcutt and Sly were recruited to the project due to their expertise in American culture, labor and travel. After a few interviews, the pair was brought on board to help the exhibit's curators research the history of the car, tourism and travel.

Read the full story on the College of Social Science website.

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